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Oct 16, 2021 - 8:07:57 AM
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hbick2

USA

466 posts since 6/26/2004

This just popped up on eBay this morning.

ebay.com/itm/334182592326?hash...w4WFhaZd7

I'll leave it to Joel to decide whether or not it's a banjo pick.

Oct 16, 2021 - 8:28:08 AM

969 posts since 10/31/2007

I think I need this just in case I ever cut off a digit...

Oct 16, 2021 - 9:04:47 AM
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1631 posts since 4/25/2007

I have one of similar design sitting here on my desk. I've not seen a solid silver one before. Nicely engraved too. Rare piece.

Interestingly made in Birmingham which was also the base for a number of banjo manufacturers.


 

Edited by - Stephen John Prior on 10/16/2021 09:20:08

Oct 16, 2021 - 9:20:25 AM

1257 posts since 3/21/2013

Wow! Thats neat! Is this for the index or thumb? Would it be worn with other picks or just singular like this??

Oct 16, 2021 - 9:23:52 AM

747 posts since 5/22/2021

HOOLLY COW!! 18 U.S dollars just to ship something less than 1 inch by 1 inch from U.K to U.S?

Oct 16, 2021 - 9:59:32 AM

1606 posts since 5/19/2018

I would love to see Joel Hooks weigh in on this one.

Oct 16, 2021 - 12:49:50 PM
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1631 posts since 4/25/2007

quote:
Originally posted by jun3machina

Wow! Thats neat! Is this for the index or thumb? Would it be worn with other picks or just singular like this??


Just the one on the index finger.

Oct 16, 2021 - 3:02:40 PM

csacwp

USA

2939 posts since 1/15/2014

It's a banjo thimble. I tried negotiating a price with the seller a couple of days ago but they are delusional about its value.

Edited by - csacwp on 10/16/2021 15:03:24

Oct 16, 2021 - 3:09:11 PM

6564 posts since 9/21/2007

I agree, but I think they are early on the date. I understand that they are using hallmarks to date it. The earliest I have seen this patten is 1904 in the Crest Trading Company catalog, nickel silver.

I've got a couple of the nickel versions.

I suppose anything is possible and that someone could have crafted the design earlier. I am not sure who designed these or made them.

AFA thimbles made of sterling, I seem to have remember reading references to people having them made but they were not common.

Oct 16, 2021 - 3:38 PM

Fish Head

Ireland

99 posts since 12/15/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks

I agree, but I think they are early on the date. I understand that they are using hallmarks to date it. The earliest I have seen this patten is 1904 in the Crest Trading Company catalog, nickel silver.

I've got a couple of the nickel versions.

I suppose anything is possible and that someone could have crafted the design earlier. I am not sure who designed these or made them.

AFA thimbles made of sterling, I seem to have remember reading references to people having them made but they were not common.


http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Dates/Chester.html

There is a K marked on the thimble, finger-tip side, look at the above page.
Those dates are reliable . . .

PS. I love your bridges!!

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